This week Dennis Wholey speaks to Dr. Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution about his new book, The World America Made, which examines the modern world and the formative role America has had in its construction.
This week, Dennis Wholey speaks with Christos Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to the United States. Their conversation focuses on how Greece has navigated its recent struggles and the ways in which it is firmly moving forward
This week, Dennis Wholey speaks with Donald Tong, Hong Kong Commissioner in the United States from the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office. Commissioner Tong is the highest ranking representative from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. The interview explores the various ways in which the United States and Hong Kong are bound together as well as the unique roll Hong Kong plays in the region.
In Muscat, Oman, host Dennis Wholey learns about the pillars of Oman’s Foreign Policy and the country’s historic relationship with the United States. Dennis speaks with His Excellency Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs and Her Excellency Hunaina Al Mughairy, Ambassador of Oman to the United States.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with consumer advocate and activist, Ralph Nader. Mr. Nader discusses the ways in which America is malfunctioning and the action needed to improve the country, as well as his new book, The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering. Ambassador Pickering holds the title of Career Ambassador, which is the highest rank in the Foreign Service and is nominated by the President. Ambassador Pickering has served as U.S. Ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, Jordan, El Salvador, Nigeria and the United Nations. Dennis and the Ambassador discuss how the United States fits within the world and the ways in which the country can improve its standing diplomatically in a variety of ways.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia. Ambassador Djalal explains many aspects of his country, including the fact that Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world, the biggest economy in Southeast Asia and a tremendously diverse and complex population.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae. Their discussion focuses on the crucial role Japan plays in Asia and the world, the rise of China and the unique challenges Japan faces as a country.
This week’s program explores the important lessons that we learned throughout 2012 by visiting a variety of interviews from the past year. Past guests from Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the United States all explain interesting aspects of their respective cultures and weigh in on the most crucial concerns of the day. Guests include Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan; Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong; Former Ambassador to the United States from Kazakhstan and current Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Erlan Idrissov; Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski and many more.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of Peru, Harold Forsyth. Dennis and Ambassador Forsyth discuss the rising presence of Latin America and the various ways in which Peru has managed to become one of the fastest growing countries in the world.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of Switzerland, Manuel Sager. Dennis and Ambassador Sager discuss the many ways in which Switzerland has solidified its status as a highly competitive, successful and neutral country in the very heart of Europe.
In part one of this two part interview, Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of the League of Arab States, Mohammed Al Hussaini Al Sharif. Dennis and the Ambassador discuss the history and importance of the Arab League and explore how it orients towards a variety of issues in the Arab World today.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Ambassador Gabriel Silva, who is serving as Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia the United States. Ambassador Silva explains how Colombia has transformed itself over the years and has become a prominent player on the global field.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski about his new and best selling book, Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power. Dr. Brzezinski explains his perspective on the the shift of global power from the West to the East.
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This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Ambassador Mario E. Jaramillo who is serving as Ambassador of Panama to the United States. Ambassador Jaramillo explains why Panama has been such a unique success and why the country has such a promising future.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Dr. Trita Parsi who is President of the National Iranian American Council and author of the upcoming book, A Single Roll of the Dice – Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran. Together they discuss the complex relationship between the United States and Iran as well as its role in the world.
This week’s program focuses on the Sultanate of Oman. The country is celebrating its 40th anniversary under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said who has guided Oman into its current renaissance. In addition to visiting modern and historic sites, Dennis Wholey learns about the country by talking with a variety of guests including The Minister of Information, H.E. Hamed bin Mohammed Al Rashdi and State Council member, Rahila Al Riyamiya.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Ambassador Walter Cutler who served twice as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, in addition to having served in Tunisia, Zaire (Congo), and as Ambassador-Designate to the Islamic Republic of Iran before diplomatic relations were broken in 1980. Together both men discuss U.S. Saudi relations, Wikileaks, terrorism and other crucial international issues.
Dennis Wholey speaks with Qubad Talabani, who serves as the Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq to the United States. Together Dennis and Mr. Talabani discuss the unique character of the Kurdish people, the region, as well as the importance of Mr. Talabani’s role in the United States.
Dennis Wholey discusses the changing global role of China with Ambassador Stapleton Roy, who has served as U.S. Ambassador to China, Indonesia, and Singapore. Ambassador Roy is currently the Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States.
Join host Dennis Wholey as he discusses relations between the U.S. and Cuba with Carlos Gutierrez, who formerly served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and is now Vice Chairman of the Institutional Clients group at Citigroup.
While on location in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dennis Wholey discusses the past, present and future of Kazakhstan. From oil to the growing film industry Dennis learns about the many different ways Kazakhstan is developing. Interviews include Minister of Oil & Gas, Sauat Mynbayev; Minister of Agriculture, Assylzhan Mamytbekov; Vice Minister of Tourism & Sports, Murat Omarov.
While on location in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dennis Wholey looks into different aspects of life in Kazakhstan and explores the dynamic culture of the country. To learn more, Dennis speaks with the Vice-Minister of Culture, Gaziz Telebayev and visits different museums and important Kazakh sites.
This week on THIS IS AMERICA, Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Erlan Idrissov. Ambassador Idrissov explains Kazakhstan’s past and future, as well as the unique traditions and characteristics of its people
This week THIS IS AMERICA visits the Mediterranean island country of the Republic of Cyprus. This program includes interviews with Presidential Commissioner, George Iacovou, the Mayor of the capital city of Nicosia, Eleni Mavrou and visits to historical sites in the capital city. This program is the first installment of a three part series focused on exploring the Republic of Cyprus.
While on location in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dennis Wholey speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Kenneth J. Fairfax and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yerzhan Kazykhanov to learn about the unique past and bright future of the young country in Central Asia
This week Dennis Wholey learns about what it is like to live in Singapore. The program explores Singapore’s creative ways of addressing education, public housing and the unique struggles that such a country faces. Interviews include, Minister of Education, Heng Swee Keat, CEO of the Housing Development Board, Dr Cheong Koon Hean, and the Chief Executive of Singapore’s national water agency, PUB, Khoo Teng Chye.
While in the Republic of Cyprus, Dennis Wholey travels to the Troodos mountains to visit 1,000 year old monasteries and churches that are acknowledged as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. In addition, Dennis Wholey speaks with the following Cypriot leaders; Antonis Paschalides, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Andreas Demetriou, Minister of Education and Culture as well as Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This program is the second installment of the three part series, THIS IS AMERICA VISITS CYPRUS.
This week Dennis Wholey explores the many different ways Singaporeans relax, enjoy and express themselves through food, fun and modern Singaporean culture. Interviews Aw Kah Peng of the Singapore Tourism Board, food guru KF Seetoh, and Mak Swee Wah of Singapore Airlines
While in the Republic of Cyprus, Dennis Wholey learns about over 2,000 years of history by visiting a variety of locations that range from a Crusader castle built in the 15th century to tombs from the 3rd century B.C. In addition, Dennis Wholey learns about the unique character and history of the Cypriot people from the following guests; His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II, Tom W. Davis, Ph.D, Director of the Cyprus American Archeological Research Institute, Iaonnis A. Eliades, Director of the Byzantine Museum and Art Gallery. This program is the third installment of the three part series, THIS IS AMERICA VISITS CYPRUS.
This week Dennis Wholey explores the importance of Singapore as a critical location for global business. Interviews include, Minister of Trade Lim Hng Kiang, Michael Zink of Citibank, and George Tanasijevich, CEO of the Marina Bay Sands interrgrated resort complex
While in the Republic of Singapore, Dennis Wholey speaks with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore David Adelman. In these and other interviews Dennis Wholey learns about modern life in Singapore and discusses plans for the future of the small but progressive country